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The 2018 Hyperloop Pod Competition will take place on July 22, 2018.
SpaceX is revolutionizing terrestrial transportation through its Hyperloop services. The company currently provides these services to innovators and universities across the world interested in high-speed transportation technology and solutions. The Hyperloop system built by SpaceX at its headquarters in Hawthorne, California, is approximately one mile in length with a six foot outer diameter.

The Official SpaceX Hyperloop Pod Competition

In order to accelerate the development of functional prototypes and encourage student innovation, SpaceX announced the Hyperloop Pod Competition in 2015, which challenges university teams to design and build the best transport Pod. The first two competitions were held in January and August 2017 and were the first of their kind anywhere in the world.

Based on these successes, SpaceX has moved forward with the third installment: the 2018 Hyperloop Pod Competition. The competition will focus on a single criterion—maximum speed. Additionally, all Pods must be self-propelled.
The competition will take place on July 22, 2018 and is open to both new and returning student teams.

Note: This competition is a SpaceX event. SpaceX has no affiliation with any Hyperloop companies, including, but not limited to, those frequently referenced by the media.
Break a pod!
Additional competition support provided by:
The Boring Company



Team Name University
Keio Alpha Keio University
AZLoop Arizona State University, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Delft Hyperloop Delft University of Technology
HyperXite University of California, Irvine
Michigan Hyperloop University of Michigan
Berkeley Hyperloop University of California, Berkeley
Hyperloop at Virginia Tech Virginia Tech
Swissloop ETH Zurich
EPFLoop Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne
WARR Hyperloop Technische Universität München
Purdue Hyperloop Purdue University
Hyperloop UPV Universitat Politècnica de València
Hyperloop at VCU Virginia Commonwealth University
DiggerLoop Colorado School of Mines
UW Hyperloop University of Washington
HyperPodX University of Applied Sciences Emden/Leer and Carl von Ossietzky University Oldenburg
ÉirLoop Dublin City University, Trinity College Dublin, University College Dublin, Dublin Institute of Technology, Institute of Technology Tallaght, Maynooth University, Carlow Institute of Technology (CIT)
Texas Guadaloop The University of Texas at Austin
Badgerloop University of Wisconsin–Madison
HYPED University of Edinburgh


Team Name University
UCSB Hyperloop University of California, Santa Barbara
Spartan Hyperloop San Jose State University